1-1/4 cups plus 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, divided
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons 2% milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 medium red pears, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sweetened whipped cream, optional
Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture.
Transfer to prepared pan. Arrange pears over top; sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, serve with whipped cream.